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Our time is now : power, purpose, and the fight for a fair America / Stacey Abrams.

Abrams, Stacey, (author.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

"Voter suppression has plagued America since its inception, and so has the issue of identity--who is really American and what that means. When tied together, as they are in our modern politics, citizens are harmed in overt, subtle, and even personal ways. Stacey Abrams experienced the effects firsthand, running one of the most unconventional races in modern politics as the Democratic nominee for the governorship in Georgia and the first black woman major party nominee in American history. Abrams did not become governor, but she will not concede. And the reason she won't is because democracy failed voters. However, fixing suppression isn't enough unless we understand how it works and how identity plays a pivotal role. Suppression and identity altered the 2016 presidential election-and will do the same in 2020. But progress can win, and here Abrams lays out how. In Our Time Is Now, Abrams draws on extensive national research from her voter rights organization, Fair Fight Action, and her 2020 Census effort, Fair Count, as well as moving and personal anecdotes from her own life. Abrams weaves together the experiences of those who have fought for the vote and the right to be seen throughout our nation's history, linking them with how law and policy deny real political power."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 324.60973 .A161o 2020 (Text) 37814003302107 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 07/30/2020 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 324.609 A161 (Text) 35178001782542 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/16/2020 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 324.6 ABR (Text) 37838000491811 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/14/2020 Available -
Hood River County Library 324.60973 ABR 2020 (Text) 33892100698076 Adult New Books Book None 08/04/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250257703
  • ISBN: 1250257700
  • Physical Description: xii, 291 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-272) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Everything old is new again -- A license to be heard (voter registration) -- Getting beyond the gates (access to the ballot) -- When the numbers lie (ballot counting) -- Taking our power back -- We can see you and so should they -- How the census shapes America -- The playbook -- Populism and the death of democracy -- The next best version of American.
Summary, etc.:
"Voter suppression has plagued America since its inception, and so has the issue of identity--who is really American and what that means. When tied together, as they are in our modern politics, citizens are harmed in overt, subtle, and even personal ways. Stacey Abrams experienced the effects firsthand, running one of the most unconventional races in modern politics as the Democratic nominee for the governorship in Georgia and the first black woman major party nominee in American history. Abrams did not become governor, but she will not concede. And the reason she won't is because democracy failed voters. However, fixing suppression isn't enough unless we understand how it works and how identity plays a pivotal role. Suppression and identity altered the 2016 presidential election-and will do the same in 2020. But progress can win, and here Abrams lays out how. In Our Time Is Now, Abrams draws on extensive national research from her voter rights organization, Fair Fight Action, and her 2020 Census effort, Fair Count, as well as moving and personal anecdotes from her own life. Abrams weaves together the experiences of those who have fought for the vote and the right to be seen throughout our nation's history, linking them with how law and policy deny real political power." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Abrams, Stacey.
Elections > Corrupt practices > United States.
Voting > Corrupt practices > United States.
Voter registration > Corrupt practices > United States.
Racism > Political aspects > United States.
Political participation > Social aspects > United States.
Presidents > United States > Election, 2020.

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